State Dept. Announces Potential Visa Availability in the Coming Months
The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for the month of October 2016 provided an overview of potential visa number availability in the coming months:
EB-2: Worldwide: Current China: Up to three months India: Up to four months
EB-3: Worldwide: The rapid forward movement of this final action date during the past year should generate a significant amount of demand for numbers. When such demand begins to materialize, the Visa Bulletin notes, it will be necessary to limit movement of this final action date.
China: Up to three months India: Up to one week Mexico: Will remain at the worldwide date Philippines: Up to three weeks
EB-4: Current for most countries El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras: up to two months
EB-5: Current for most countries China-mainland born: Slow forward movement
The Visa Bulletin notes that the above projections indicate what is likely to happen on a monthly basis through January based on current applicant demand patterns. However, determinations of the actual monthly final action dates are subject to fluctuations in applicant demand and a number of other variables, so the Visa Bulletin warns that these dates are not guaranteed.